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Injustice: Gods Among Us

PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360
Blood, Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence
Other: Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U)
This is a fighting game in which players engage in one-on-one battles with popular heroes and villains from the DC Comics universe. Players punch, kick, and use a variety of weapons (e.g., knives, swords, crowbars, machine guns, laser blasts) to drain opponents' health meters in melee-style combat. Matches are highlighted by impact sounds, splashes of blood, and colorful light effects as fighters are hurled across the screen or to the ground. As players engage in fantasy combat, they can trigger super attacks and transitional attacks that propel opponents from different levels of fighting arenas. Some up-close attacks depict characters getting smashed to the ground, slashed with swords, or propelled into the air by explosives; one partially obscured scene depicts a villain setting a superhero on fire. Additional acts of violence and/or blood include a character directing laser beams into a superhero's head (partially obscured); a man getting strangled; a character holding a blood-spotted knife over a villain's body. During the course of the game, some female characters are depicted in skintight outfits that expose moderate amounts of cleavage; in one fighting stage, background signs depict the silhouette of a woman and the words “beautiful showgirls” and “Live nude.” The words “sh*t” and “bastard” can be heard in the dialogue.